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5th-May-2017 12:56 pm - [tutorial] My subbing process
winkychan: (Sho - Scarf)
In the past several weeks, I got asked often which software I use, or which process I take to sub News Zero, I thought I would write it all down here.

6 steps process )

Aaaaaand, that's about it ^^
14th-Apr-2017 12:45 pm - The Ultimate Arashi starter guide
winkychan: (Sho - Scarf)
So you're a new Arashi fan/you want to help your friend getting into Arashi/help other find stuff without being bothered, but it's quite complicated to get yourself around. Search no more my friend because you've come to the right place (without pretention of course!). I'll try not to write too much because it can get overwhelming, but I'll try to concisely list ressources, along with the correct method to search and download stuff (that's the number one request I generally get: "Do you know where I can find XXXXX?").

The big Arashi starter pack )
Pimp posts )
Getting started with Arashi fan communities )
Arashi communities )
How to get your Arashi medias )
How to search efficiently )
Get your tools ready )
Find your subs )
Find your audios and raws )
The ultimate flowchart on how to search for your Arashi stuff )

Thank you for reading all of this, now you're fully prepare to buy another external HDD to download all those amazing Arashi stuff :D
Feel free to link this post anywhere :)
Also feel free to make suggestions in the comments to complete this guide!
But most of all: BAIT YOUR FRIENDS (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ ✧゚・: *ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)
winkychan: (Sho - Scarf)
2018.02.03 Edit: For an easier explanation, you can now check my new video tutorial, with a WORKING METHOD for the phone number problem :)

So you're an Arashian (or in the JE fandom) and you've heard that basically everything is on weibo nowadays and the very aspect to navigate through this Chinese website scares the hell out of you (let's be real, you're already busy trying to understand Japanese, and navigating Clubbox in Korean was already a challenge XD). I understand my friend, it took me sooooooo long to finally kinda be able to use it and download anything from it, I thought it would be a shame not to make a tutorial to tackle all the problems fans can encounter on those websites.
I know there are many tutorials out there, but I found most of them imcomplete, or not answering some common problems you WILL encounter, so this is why I'm making this tutorial.
Mind you, I'm no weibo expert, so if you want to complete this, feel free to contact me about it!

winkychan: (Sho - Scarf)
***updated on March 2017***

So you're new to the Arashi fandom and are tired of not finding working links anymore? Or you just came back in the fandom and are like "why has everything changed whyyyyyy?" totally not based on my experience from 3 months ago *whistle*

Well fear not my friend because there's an easy solution for you! Use Clubbox and you will find everything you want, no sweat!
On the downside of things, it's all in Korean and the DL speed is slow. BUT...but but you will get what you want in the end ^^

I must note that this tutorial is mainly based on this one, although I added some things because I ran into a few problems that will be covered here, and there's also some added features that you will find at the end of this post.

Introduction )
How to register a Clubbox account )
Donwloading a file )
Using your mileage points )
Troubleshooting )
Help for searching files on the Clubbox homepage )

I hope this helps you get your Arashi dose ^^ I know it's hard for new fans around here, this is definitely your solution (and buying a Japanese dictionnary *pat pat* ) I know some people use Baidu service but I'm absolutely clueless about it, clubbox is my way to go ^^ I know I will definitely find everything on it, even that obsolete Arashi promotion on Zoom in from 2004 or whatev!

If I made any mistakes, please notify me!

Now go grab them files, and watch them aaaaaaaal!!

winkychan: (Sho - Scarf)
It has come to my attention that my old tutorials about watching Japanese TV online and listen to Arashi radio show live were clearly outdated, so it was more than time to update it all.

Please note that I've lonly recently came back into the fandom and this are the methods I've found or made up myslef in two months, so if you have better/alternative options, please feel free to share in the comments and I'll update this post with it/link back to whatever you might suggest that works.

How to watch Japanese TV online )
Last updated: July 2017

  • mov3 (list links to streaming of the main Japanese channels. Check the mirrors page if there's too much lagging)

  • Fuji.TV Live (contrary to what the name suggests, it has all the channels, and most of all, you can rewatch videos up to 6 days prior, it also has an awesome debit. Update: As of July 1st 2017, this service is not free anymore. But the one day subscription is free.)

  • miomio.TV (This is not live streaming, but they upload every shows just few minutes after they finish airing. A nice compromise, debit is good and MQ quality. You need to search for the shows in Japanese.)

  • Woderful Japan (only in French, but easy to understand where to click, uses mostly Vaughn streaming)

Arashi Regular TV show schedule )
I use a great Android application named アラーム (Arashi alarm) (it seems to exists for iPhone too, if anyone can test it, I hate Apple XD). It's all in Japanese obivously, and the alarms for the shows are to the Japanese air time, so if your phone is not on the Japanese time, well it's useless to use the alarm, but it's great because it's up to date with upcoming movies and dramas, and you're also updated with the magazines releases.

Anyway, as of January 2016, here is the TV schedule of Arashi regular TV shows (nb: all time is Japan time, check the current time in Japan here, and calculate the time for your time zone here):

  • Monday : News Zero from 11PM to 11:59PM on NTV

  • Thursday: VS Arashi from 7PM to 7:57PM on Fuji TV

  • Thursday: Sakurai Ariyoshi THE Yakai from 10PM to 10:54PM on TBS

  • Saturday: Tensai! Shimura Dobutsuen from 7PM to 7:56PM on NTV

  • Saturday: Arashi ni Shiyagare from 10PM to 10:54PM on NTV (will start at 9PM starting April 2017)

  • Sunday: Nino-san from 12:45PM to 1:15PM on NTV

  • Sunday: Aiba Manabu from 6PM to 6:30 PM on TV Asahi

I personnaly use Wunderlist to maintain the alarms to my local time (as I can't use the previous app with my local time) and it works just fine, but any checklist management app will do ^^
How to listen to Japanese radio online )
Updating this one was easier and trickier at the same time. It is easier because a legal and official solution exists. It is trickier because you have to get a Japanese IP adress (if you don't understand what that means, in brief, if you don't live in Japan, well scr*w you XD)

Anyway, there are 2 solutions (iving in Japan is not one of them, even if it is indeed a solution XD ):

Solution #1: Get a paid VPN service
If you want to know more about VPN, please head over here. A VPN service will change your IP adress so that you can unblock websites restricted in your country. It will also make you anonymous on the internet. I strongly recommend anyone to get a paid VPN service if they can, especially if you use torrents and P2P programs. I've personnaly used VPNTunnel for a year now and I'm really happy with it (it's like 30$/year). Other services exist  obviously,.. if you want to ininvestigate more and ask the community, I strongly suggest that you wisit /r/vpn on Reddit.
Anyway, is you opt for this option, once you've installed everything, just change your location to Japan, and you're all set.

Solution #2: Use a free VPN service
So that was the tricky part! I searched high and low for a free alternative, and this is difficult. Free VPN services exist of course, there's even extensions for your Firefox and Chrome, and even if a free service will be slower than the paid version, very good free service exist... except... not for Japan (even DotVPN, which seemed promising, but don't be fooled! When you select Japan, you're actually relocated to Egypt orz)! I tried, I tried and I tried, and I finally found a solution, now hear me out and read everything carefully!

  • We will use VPN Gate. This is a free project and you can get directly on the website to get your prefered program, I will tell you here my method, but it's obviously not the only one, it's just to make it easier for everyone.

  • Download and install Open VPN

  • Go to the public free VPN Cloud page.

  • Search for Japan in the list, then download the file under the "Open VPN" column (several "Japan" might be available, so if one is not working, just try another).

  • You will get a file with the ".ovpn" extention (you can rename it to whatever you want, just don't change the file extension). Place it in the "Config" folder in the Open VPN installation files (most likely at C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config )

  • Launch the OpenVPN program by right clicking on it and select "Run as administrator".

  • A grey icon with a padlock will appear on the bottom right of your computer window.

  • Right-click on it and select the name of the file you just downloaded (I renamed it "Japan"), then "Connect".

  • If a login and password is asked, type "vpn" for both.

  • The icon turns green? CONGRATULATIONS! You're virtually in Japan now!

  • You can check your new IP location here.

Now that we've finally got our Japanese IP address, we just have to go to the official websites for the radio stations. They all use the same service called Radiko, which is really convenient ^^ For the sake of this entry to stay relevant longer, I will also link to the radios webpages, in case they change service in the future.
Arashi Radio Show Schedule )
As for the TV Shows, all air time is in Japan time, check the current time in Japan here, and calculate the time for your time zone here:

If I've made any mistakes, please notify me!
Note for the future: This post was made in early 2016 and might become obsolete in the many years to come!
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Post is now obsolete, please check this new tutorial!

*Last edited 2008.07.02*

Thank you sooooooo so much to [livejournal.com profile] amaranthee for giving me the hint to a post on d-addicts about a program that allows you to watch most of Japanese channels live online.

Here is the full thread, with the list of the channels and their romanji equivalents and it's working perfectly for me.

EDIT: Found another player, smoother, with better image and sound quality, and way easier to browse: TVU Player
Once installed, just choose "Japanese" in the dropdown menu on the top-right. You'll get the main Japanese channels. Click the channel you want to watch and wait for the connection.
There is at least one minute difference from the live airing (compared to keyholeTV which is faster... but well, you don't get the quality that much), but really this doesn't matter much.
You can also double the size of the window by clicking "full size".

To make this post more interesting, here is a list of interesting stuff you might want to catch, don't forget that you can get the timetable of all the JE TV shows on WindJP.

Of course, all airing time are Japan time, so if you have a doubt about your time zone, just check this World Clock, and to make things more easier, if you're using Firefox (YAY!), you can use the very useful add-on Fox Clocks.

list of all interesting Shows + airing time + channel )

PS: If some of the airing dates are wrong, please notify me, my Japanese is far from perfect XD And if I've forgotten an interesting TV Show, please to tell me ^^ (please don't tell me "2jichao" and "ping pong" and whatever, i think "Zoom in" and "Mezamashi" are already enough, and they're all showing the same thing anyway (besides I don't think you want to seat through the whole 2 hours and half of the over repetiting news everyday on 4 different channels XD)
winkychan: (Sho - Scarf)
Post is now obsolete, please check this new tutorial!

OK I have to post this because this has always been a problem for me, trying to catch Arashi radio show online, at the time it airs (and not to have to wait for the mp3 download, even if I'm terrificly grateful to all the uploaders!)

So I just figured out how to listen to Aiba no Rekomen (currently listening to it, he's playing "Aozora Pedaru" ^0^... Ohohoho now it's "Futari no kinenbi", it's not often that I hear it X3).

How to do it )

Thank you Jen for finding the peercast method <3
I hope this helped some people ^^;;;;;
winkychan: (Sho - Maximum kawaii)
I was so surprised that the IME Pad thing was useful to so many (let's form the "we're less dumb today" club or seomthing \o/) that I told myself it would be good if I made another little tutorial, because this thing became really handy!

How to set Clubbox to show Asian characters/be unicode friendly )

Ramen is back )

Today, got something pretty in the mail box! )

And some Arashi crack because you need your Arashi crack everyday )

I'm on crack, oyasumi minna!!
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